Personality Crisis" is the lead track from the New York Dolls' self-titled debut album. It was written by Dolls lead singer David Johansen and guitarist Johnny Thunders. An early demo version of it appears on the 1981 collection Lipstick Killers – The Mercer Street Sessions 1972. Mercury Records originally released "Personality Crisis" in 1973 as a double A-side single with "Trash" to coincide with the album's release.
Sonic Youth – Personality Crisis. Label: Force De Impact – FDI-90722, Force De Impact – SRR-PILLS, Force De Impact – SRR-88891. Produced by Don "Headmaster" Wood at the Ci-Likkker (not sure, actually hard to read - see picture) Studios in . Sleeve labels the artists as "Sonic Youth", while sticker on the record labels them as "the Sonic Youth". Side A is 45 rpm, while side B is 33 rpm. "Disappear" is labelled as "Disappear (8 Track Version)" on sleeve, and as Disappear on sticker, where it's indicated it was written by "T. Howell #3".
Sonic Youth (Artist) Format: Vinyl. A Personality Crisis 3:46 B Dirty Boots (8 Track Demo Version - Short Version) 2:50.
Sonic Youth recorded "Personality Crisis" with Kim Gordon on lead vocals in July 1990. It was first released as a write-in offer promo 7" single in the November 1990 issue of Sassy Magazine, then included on the 1993 Whores Moaning . Teenage Fanclub featuring Donna Matthews of Elastica cover the song for the soundtrack to the 1998 Todd Haynes ode to glam rock, Velvet Goldmine. Scott Weiland included it on his 2011 album A Compilation of Scott Weiland Cover Songs.
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Written-By – JoHansen*, Thunders*
|B2||Beat On The Brat
Written-By – T. Erdelyi*
NotesSleeve labels the artists as "Sonic Youth", while sticker on the record labels them as "the Sonic Youth"
Side A is 45 rpm, while side B is 33 rpm
B1 is labelled as "Disappear (8 Track Version)" on sleeve, and as Disappear on sticker, where it's indicated it was written by "T. Howell #3"
B2 is labelled as "Best On The Brat (Live Chesnut Cabaret P.A. 1987)", with a typo in the title [beSt instead of beAt] on the sleeve. Labelled as "Beat On The Brat" on the sticker.
Production credits on label [Don "Headmaster" Wood at the Ci-Lildder Studios in L.A.] are false.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): F.D.I. 90722-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): F.D.I. 90722-B
- Rights Society: B.M.I.
|FDI-90722, SRR-PILLS, SRR-88891||Sonic Youth||Personality Crisis (7", Unofficial)||Force De Impact, Force De Impact, Force De Impact||FDI-90722, SRR-PILLS, SRR-88891||US||1991|